First just a warmup of something that didn't come out anything like I wanted it to, but it's nicely symbolic or something....
Then the bamboo:
It that one okay, Akuni?
Then a first attempt at the hummingbird and cherry blossoms. I'm keeping this one for myself, the bird came out drabber than I liked, and the branch faded, but I like the placements a lot.
Learning from the first, I brightened up the colors and tried to flip the bird from my reference (Walter Foster's Chinese Brush Painting) and made one wing inside out, so I threw that one away. Then I finally got this:
Hope you like it, akuni.